(Get ready to throw a big tantrum because this news is not going to make you happy)
I just read on the Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library Blog that there will be changes to the schedule of Who Do You Think You Are episodes. The new schedule is as follows:
- April 2 – Brooke Shields
- April 9 – (repeat) Sarah Jessica Parker
- April 16 – No Episode
- April 23 – Susan Sarandon
- April 30 – Spike Lee
I’ll be honest now: I am not pleased with this change in schedule. I was really loving the predictability of the original schedule. It was easy to remember and created a routine. While this change is certainly not the end of the world (they are playing the entire series, even if in a weird schedule), I still feel like it is a bad idea.
While there are many in the genealogical community dedicated to watching this show, what about the rest of the public? I worry that this will cause a decrease in interest among those who are not exactly “into” genealogy. Will this make them stop caring? I just see so many risks for the ratings.
So I am curious – what do all of you think? How will this effect the ratings of Who Do You Think You Are?